Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 300Hz, Rolloff: 2120Hz.
The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.3 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to have the more friendly filename.
February 23, 2017 Subject:
Benny in the Beginning [recording 1939]
This number was written by famous jazz musician and bandleader Benny Goodman, based on the piano piece Invitation to the Dance by Carl Maria von Weber. It was made for the NBC radio program Let's Dance, which gave Goodman and his band a following on the West coast since they were heard earlier in the night than in Eastern and Mountain times. This follwing came alive when the group played west coast shows and launched the 'swing' movement, eventually dubbing Goodman The King of Swing. [ Invitation to the Dance by Weber; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7b5YWRQP0U ] [Date source http://www.78discography.com/COL35200.htm ]